Bush congratulates Sarkozy on election victory

US President George W. Bush called Nicolas Sarkozy to congratulated him for his victory in the French presidential election Sunday. "The United States and France are historic allies and partners," Gordon Johndroe, spokesman for the White House's National Security Council, said in a statement after Sarkozy's opponent Segolene Royal conceded defeat. "President Bush looks forward to working with President-elect Sarkozy as we continue our strong alliance."